Months ago, I happened upon this particular website. At the time, I liked the Facebook Page, but never paid much attention to the type of content being published. However, this particular article caught my attention and therefore bring it to your attention.
The article describes an experience going out hunting and having to be still and listen. In our lives today, we are surrounded by noise. Our lives are busy with various forms of chatter, conversations, movement, and agenda’s. Negative or Positive, there is much that we are immersed in.
A couple years later I sat in the woods one afternoon in a staging area that lead into a large food plot. I can’t remember if I was praying or trying to memorize scripture or meditating on it, but I found myself in His presence. The next thing I knew, I was weeping, repenting, and praising. He, the Holy Spirit, was intimate with me in a tree stand in southwest Mississippi, while I was covered in scent block, wearing camouflage, and carrying a loaded firearm. What started as a deer hunt ended as a time of spiritual growth. “But Know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still” (Psalm 4:3-4).
Yet, how many times have we stopped to be still and listen – listening for the voice of the Lord. Many of us pray to our Heavenly Father, yet how many of us sit in silence and listen? How many of us hurry through our scripture reading instead of sitting and meditating upon the words and passages that we have read, listening for those particular insights for us.
Christ has promised that we are not left alone, but that we have the comfort of the Holy Spirit as our constant guide and companion. If only we can stop, be still and listen, we can hear the voice of God and receive divine instruction for our own lives.
- How to Be a Spirit-Filled Christian By Dan Delzell , Special to CP (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)
- Spiritual Apathy + Spiritual Atrophy = Spiritual Drought (mormonapologeticstudies.org)
- The Power of the Word of God – R.a. Torrey (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
- Forward Friday: Listen to the Voice of Love (bodytheologyblog.wordpress.com)